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Street Contact

Neighbourhood Support works closely with the Police and many other organisations in your community to reduce crime, improve safety and prepare to deal with emergencies and natural disasters.  Neighbourhood Support aims to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live. Neighbourhood Support Groups enable people to share information, ideas and insights.  

Cromwell Neighbourhood Support is a charitable trust. Through their community network and volunteers they support Cromwell as a safe and caring place to live, work and play.

In Cromwell, there are around 45 street contacts who each provide a link with their street to the wider network. Volunteers are welcome to be a contact for their street, tasks include:

  • Maintaining a contact list of phone numbers and email addresses for your street group.
  • Being `community aware’ of what’s happening in your area and if needed discuss any concerns with our coordinator or the appropriate agency (for example, Police, the council).
  • In an emergency or civil defence event you may be asked to check on and liaise with people in your street group and circulate information to them.
  • Very occasionally you may be called on to circulate crime prevention or safety advice to people in your street group.
  • Once or twice a year get together with other street contacts or join in other volunteer events if you wish to.
  • You will be provided with an ID Card which shows that you are a volunteer with Neighbourhood Support.

Most volunteers gain communication and organisation skills. Volunteering with as a street contact is a great way to get to know your neighbours and make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of the community.

You will receive an induction from the Neighbourhood Support Coordinator and also have the opportunity to attend training evenings with other volunteer street contacts.

The local coordinator is available to assist you with any queries and provide you with support if needed.


The local coordinator will have a chat with you about the role to make sure that you're a good fit for each other.

If you enjoy meeting people, helping out in small ways and have a sense of the importance of a strong community, then being a volunteer street contact is likely to be a good fit for you. You will need access to email and the internet, and a phone connection.

Time commitment

Not significant and very flexible. 

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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